Nagpur: In an amazing record, of the 17.6 lakh students who appeared for CBSE Class X exam, 2.25 lakh students scored 90% and above marks, with as many as 57,256 scoring 95% and above in aggregate. The number of high scorers nearly doubled from 2018, the year when Class X Board made a comeback.
In another outstanding feat, as against four toppers last year, there were 13 students who topped scoring 499 out of 500 marks, followed by 25 students who got 498 and 59 who scored 495 marks. The results were announced 32 days after completion of exams. The overall pass percentage improved by 4.4% point, recording 91.1% which is also highest in the history of compulsory Class X exam before the CCE era was in 2009 when the pass percentage was 88.84%. In 2008, Class X Boards made a comeback with pass percentage of 86.7%.
Girls continued to outsmart boys with 92.45% pass percentage as against 90.14% of the boys.A total of 17 lakh students appeared for the exam this year, an increase of one lakh over 2018.